Man pleads not guilty in Antioch crash that killed 2 sisters

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MARTINEZ, Calif. (KTVU) - A man pleaded not guilty to murder for allegedly killing two sisters in a crash. 

Noe Saucedo's defense attorney says his client is "torn up" but will be exonerated.

The crash occurred Wednesday, Jan. 17.

Lenexy Cardoza, 4, was killed Wednesday when Saucedo was allegedly driving a stolen truck and crashed into their vehicle in Antioch.

Camila Cardoza, 2, died Saturday following the crash.

Both girls were riding with their mother when they were struck by Saucedo, who was driving a stolen Ford F-250. The crash was at the intersection of Somersville road and the eastbound Highway 4 off-ramp, according to sheriff’s officials. 

Saucedo, of Pittsburg, was charged with murder, felony evading, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of methamphetamine and possession of heroin, according to the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office.

Officials said Saucedo apparently stole the vehicle in Pittsburg and was being followed by a deputy sheriff. Before the deputy activated his emergency lights, Saucedo took the Somersville Road exit and immediately accelerated. 

The deputy then hit the lights. Shortly after, the driver ran a red light and collided with the victims Ford F-150 that was heading southbound. 

Three people were in the car, including the two young girls that died. The mother, Edith Ramirez, suffered multiple injuries but survived. 

Saucedo will be back in court next month. His bail is set at more than $2 million. 

KTVU's Henry Lee contributed to this report